Automotive Technology (Mopar CAP) CAP.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Automotive Technology
Effective as of Fall 2016

 

The Mopar Career Automotive Program (Mopar CAP) is a study/internship program that trains high-caliber automotive technicians for employment at Chrysler Group dealerships nationwide. Students will be trained to use Chrysler specific automotive diagnostic processes and repair procedures to develop the skills necessary to be successful Chrysler Group technicians.

Learn while you earn!

Students enrolled in the program can gain valuable hands-on experience through the school's paid co-op internship program while achieving college credit for practical work experience.

 

Questions? Contact us!

For any questions regarding the enrollment process or this program, please contact the Mopar CAP Coordinator, Tom Freels at 937-512-2256 or by emailing thomas.freels@sinclair.edu.

Visit the official MOPAR CAP website here.

What is the program about?

The Associate of Applied Science in the MOPAR Career Automotive Program (CAP) provides training for students aspiring to become automotive technicians for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealerships. Specific Chrysler training is presented to apprentice student technicians as they apply learned content to a co-op work experience. Students attend classes for half a semester and then apprentice at a Fiat Chrysler Automobile sponsoring dealership the other half. Students are paid for work rendered during the co-op experience. Upon graduation, students will receive hundreds of hours of official Chrysler training credits that are recorded in the corporation's training database. Graduates should be 85% to 90% trained towards meeting the certification requirements for a Chrysler Master Technician. Graduates will also receive an Associate of Applied Science from Sinclair along with a job opportunity from the sponsoring dealer.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose/repair brake, anti-lock and power booster systems. Diagnose/repair suspension and steering components. Perform vehicle alignments.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control systems. Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and drivability problems.
  • Apply effective customer communication skills in an automotive service environment. Apply good management skills in operating an automotive service business. Develop and analyze an automotive business facility layout. Demonstrate business computer skills.
  • Apply effective customer communication skills in an automotive service environment. Demonstrate analytical and logical thinking skills in diagnosing mechanical and practical problem scenarios.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social and human skill sets in supporting community, work and/or the college experience.
  • Apply effective customer communication skills in an automotive service environment. Utilize safety and environmental skills in applying automotive service practices.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control systems. Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and Diagnose and repair manual transmission systems, drivelines and differentials.
  • Diagnose fuel injection, delivery and emission control systems. Diagnose automotive electrical and accessory system problems. Utilize DVOM meters, scopes and other electrical testing equipment to troubleshoot battery, charging and hybrid propulsion systems.
  • Utilize scan tools, scopes, DVOM meters and other test equipment in troubleshooting engine and Diagnose and repair automatic transmission/transaxle systems, torque converters and 4-wheel drive/all-wheel drive systems.
  • Perform entry-level engine overhaul, precision measurements; perform machining and engine mechanical service.
  • Diagnose and repair heating and air conditioning systems including automatic climate-control systems

Transferability

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Credentials

The CAP prepares students to take the automotive ASE test, which is a requirement for technician certification. The CAP is also designed to train students to become Chrysler Master Certified.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
AUT 1102 Introduction to Automotive Service 2
AUT 1108 Automotive Engine Systems 4
Automotive Elective 2
AUT 1114 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I 3
AUT 1115 Automotive Engine Performance I 4
AUT 1116 Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems 3
AUT 1142 Automotive Manual Transmission & Driveline 3
AUT 1146 Automotive Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems 3
AUT 1165 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AUT 1170 Automotive Internship I 2
AUT 1171 Automotive Internship II 2
AUT 1172 Automotive Internship III 2
AUT 1173 Automotive Internship IV 2
AUT 2214 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems II 4
AUT 2215 Automotive Engine Performance II 4
AUT 2241 Automatic Transmission Systems 4
CAM 1109 Fundamentals of Tooling & Machining 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1110 Math for Technologists 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Sinclair Automotive Technology program is master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.